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Grotto Canyon

Canmore, Alberta, Canada
+1 877-565-9372
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  • Average7%
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“creek bed” (13 reviews)
“ice cleats” (9 reviews)
“winter hike” (8 reviews)
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
+1 877-565-9372
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great hike up and old creek on the mountain side to a waterfall. Turn around at the waterfall and and back to the parking lot for a 4km hike or keep going up the creek.

Thank 373katelynw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a couple of hours to spare in Canmore so tried this walk. It's a little slow going at first but as you get further into the canyon the rock walls and waterfalls are lovely. The path is rocks all the way so make...More

Thank Kylie E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waste of time (at least in July). The riverbed was dry. The walk here from the free parking lot besudes frog pond is very annoying. The hierogliphs were nowhere to be seen - seems they were eroded years ago and no one has bothered to...More

Thank wisniak
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were there at the end of a dry summer season and enjoyed walking through the narrow gorge mingling with the locals and watxching the daredevil rock climbers .

Thank frankberger2015
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Lovely walk with my family. It was appropriately long and challenging that our little one felt like an adventurer, but I was not concerned for her safety. Gorgeous scenery.

Thank arjunadventure
Reviewed 29 August 2017

A relatively short hike up a spectacular river canyon (took 2 hours round trip) which gave us a taste of wilds of Rockies. River bed was dry in summer but probably is a raging torrent in spring. Only 10 minute drive from Canmore on Bow...More

Thank Neill G
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We came here with our toddler. There were a few spots that were a little challenging for the little one, but we'll come back again anyway! We almost missed the pictographs on the Canyon wall, thankfully someone pointed them out to us! The waterfall at...More

Thank adventuremom28
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This was a bit of a weird year. No rain x 100+ days= dried up creeks or only a trickle. I went with 2 young kids - and they could do the hike no problem. We went on the trail, but went for a while...More

1  Thank pw0867
Reviewed 26 July 2017

If you want something a bit different than the majority of the hikes, give this one a try. Starts out poorly....next to a factory. But, once past that, it was great. Slot canyon and walking on rocks. Kids would enjoy.

Thank baileymr17
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We spent an hour walking up the gravel path with nothing to see or hear but the huge magnesium power plant. After an hour of this we cut our losses and walked back.

Thank Ross B
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Brandon B
12 September 2017|
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Response from adventuremom28 | Reviewed this property |
As you are walking up the canyon, they will be on your left side as you enter the last section of the canyon right before the waterfall. They really are easy to miss...we had them pointed out to us!